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the latest news in the week's top stories here on our t.v. as u.s. investigators dig further into the details of the boston blast alice say the attacks may have had nothing to do with terrorists in the russian north caucasus despite the suspects chechen heritage. or hawks said there are sides on syria amid rumors out the military there has been using chemical weapons while damascus valves its arsenals are under a log and kenan calls the charges of a bare faced lie. clashes and protest as unemployment records batter the euro zone with even brussels this week sounding the alarm over the cost of its a stereo strategy. and the official number of guantanamo bay hunger strikers reaches one hundred doubling over the past week as the figure grows so does
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criticism of the harsh techniques being used to force feed those who refuse meals. fortunately live from moscow with me marina joshie our us media say russia has given the f.b.i. tape of an intercepted phone conversation between one of the alleged boston bombers and his mother the recording was made back in two thousand and eleven and reportedly contains vague references to jihad at the time russian authorities notified the west that it was concerned over one of the suspects extremist views are just getting reports now and why moscow is warning failed to prevent the tragedy. in the wake of the boston bombings it's the f.b.i. now bombarded with questions how could they let the alleged boston bomber tamerlan
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to and i have go off the radar after they've been warned about him multiple times over the last two years right to warrant not only the f.b.i. about tamerlan start i have did they drop the ball the f.b.i. . dropped the ball here is no question they dropped the ball here there's no doubt about it she was on the radar and they let him go he's on the russians radar and why wasn't he a flat we don't want you or the russians right and did the united states ignore their warnings disrespect repeated warnings from our lawns are now i have someone you tube page full of radical content from driving a car with a license plate that reads don't east the number one all of this was missed it's possible that they were too down by some preconception of who would be a possible jihadi but they were not able to see something in front of them maybe they work thinking well if these guys are chechen they hate the russians they don't hate us politics may have been the reason why u.s. authorities failed to connect the dots on tom along and i have another possibility
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is that poor relations. between moscow and warship devalued the russian record something that the russian presence this has to be if we truly undertake a joint effort we will not suffer these blows and take such losses if one more possible the us authorities politicized the intelligence given the fact that russia's concerns had been ignored before you yes amada the white head of the internationally recognized chechen terrorists science or was given asylum and now lives in boston. for russia's accuse of heinous crimes against innocent people is still seen in the us as a chechen freedom fighter the odd part of this if anything we've been i'm not going to say sympathetic with them but we've certainly been critical of and how far he's gone in dealing with. so if anything they should they shouldn't have this anger at the united states many ask whether tom airline may have learned about bomb making
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on his trip to russia but the answer could be much closer to home according to a senior government official quote they got their instructions on how to make bombs from the internet is newsworthy to know that nobody has to travel anywhere or get any specific in person training from some expert somewhere in order to access instructions for making explosives when joe parts are now it will come this week he reportedly told the authorities that he and his brother were motivated by a desire to defend islam because of the wars in iraq and afghanistan many terrorists have tried to politicize their heinous acts but that doesn't change the fact that there are heartless killings when federal authorities look at intel on a potential extremist problem or political rather than purely law enforcement point of view that could be a recipe for future disasters in washington. now the chechen ethnicity of the suspects has sparked widespread speculation of the bombings were direct result of terrorism spreading abroad from russia's north caucasus region but that's not the
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case according to eurasia analyst matt clements. the church and nationality or ethnicity of the prime suspects is actually somewhat misleading for instance i have lived in russia for the last ten years but actual time to spend to the north caucasus appears to be relatively small and there's some disagreement about that and i actually think the most likely outcome is that these guys are probably going to be self radicalized rather than having direct links to the militants and of course this detail surrounding tom a lot of his younger brother somewhat sketchy the moment so to go into too much detail would be to speculate too far however that does seem to be some signs around the older brother time alone in particular to suggest that he was struggling to adapt to life in the united states which is a sign of previous people who become radicalized in this sort of a way and indeed this kind of disengagement with society can often lead people to look for alternative sources and indeed radical islam can be one of those kinds of
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factors which people can turn to is as a means to sort of direct their lives now faces concerns over homegrown terrorism and alarming number of young europeans have joined the uprising against president assad in syria and that sparked fears they could bring terrorism back home details just ahead. also neo's top officer criticizes the e.u. for leaving the united states there the financial burden of keeping the alliance afloat as the plant's cuts jeopardize its effectiveness. now hawkish politicians in europe and the u.s. are stepping up their game after accusing syria of using chemical weapons against rebels damascus there are calls the charges brazen lies reminiscent of the build up to the invasion of iraq and its weapons experts who are now asking questions first off they say witness accounts from that alleged sarin gas attack did not match the
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actual effects of the gas you origins of soil samples said to be. contaminated in such a strike are also obscure and they form the foundation of the accusations by washington london and paris remain undaunted demanding action now to secure syria's chemical weapons stockpiles independent journalist robert carney says a chemical scare provides the perfect cover for more aid to rebel forces. they clearly cannot do colin powell stopped in the united nations security council like they did with iraq because everybody full of outlaw thinks that this is a must to stick a good piece of news presentation the mainstream western media. telling this story about how they might have being some small amount of chemical weapons used by us so obvious that it's a lot of nonsense that everybody in the duke imagined well knows it but these ten
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loot creates an atmosphere where america and its weston's satellite allies can begin to be more aggressive in their assistance to the rebels or terrorists or whatever you want to call it syria. well native syrians are not the only fires battling the forces of bashar the last of the e.u. anti terror has voiced concerns over the number of europeans joining the ranks of the rebels the main concern is that europe could see all these people returning radicalized after the conflict and r.t. says are still your reports on the mounting fears of homegrown terrorism. syria's two year old conflict is already seen to spill over some neighboring countries but now it is extended far beyond that it's estimated that hundreds of europeans from fourteen countries mostly young men have joined the rebels in syria in fighting against bashar al assad london based international center for the study of radicalization figure at six hundred. we'll hear an outward build should be the
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media coverage of the radicalization of young people as recently focused on one specific story that of a father in search of the son dimitriy wanted son had joined a radical islamic group that had gone to syria to join the fight father had gone all the way they're hoping to put this in a bad. deal planes are flying overhead all the time when we are on the streets or inside a building we have a bomb was dropped on us i haven't had a contact with a year and we should meet here in aleppo we spoke with the cheese lawyer who's in constant contact with him and he says the father is hell bent on finding his eighteen year old son. we don't expect that he will send me to syria i think that's that's clear so that's what we're also why didn't he. was eager to go himself he said i want to do something for myself a son who started changing about three years ago the problem with the u.s.
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next a certain moment he was influenced by some radical list. girlfriend and he didn't he didn't work out and there was some francis saying take all read those and very soon. lolis started that he was really influenced and really brave to us we grew a beard. started wearing other clothes. preaching for every five times a day this ruby you had come into contact with issue real for belgium a radical islam is a group whose leader followed belka some have been arrested for hate speech and calls justifying the use of violence over there is judgement day if you're if you're a muslim you will go to paradise if you're this believer you will go to hell terrorism expert glowed many cases the rise of radicalized is alarming many of whom are easy prey the first. question is why they convert and usually they don't convert
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because do. they convert because of a problem at one moment in their life most of the have no clear political ideas or the go to fight because the fact if they were didn't meet its mission to convince them. could be insect the could have trapped in the net of people who have just talked writing them and for the convince them that to give goodness thing they want to go to the scion or to commit another terrorist attack. authorities are paying even closer attention with alert levels heightened while worried family members of some the youth fighting in syria have been calling for a clampdown on radical groups the best they could do short of going to syria themselves although that may not be completely out of the question does or sylvia r.t. antwerp in belgium john eve come move paris based specialist on extremism says e.u.
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governments need to take urgent are still prevented him from breathing on home soil . faeries of course aware of the try to farm grown terror and we had to be more shootings last year which really proves that this was not as some say than rudy's take that are younger radicalized mouth when they go out to the streets and show youngsters who are jewish. on the altar and the french government is also aware that youngsters from the muslim community are going to syria as they used to go to iraq or to sue due to all the praises of the global jihad you know that to train and saw i had to fight us all the medic in the us so they were aware of that and the radio security services have arrested several of them before they traveled to syria even. now wave of violence swept across iraq this week leaving more
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than two hundred people dead and chris warren the rise of deadly comics could tip the country into a civil war between sunni and shia muslims and that's coming up. and a look at the investigation into mosque a region psychiatric ward fire that killed thirty eight people this week carola smoking and sedated drugs are side of this possible reasons for the high death toll . now it's been a disheartening week for the eurozone with unemployment in spain breaking twenty seven percent and reaching a new high in france all three there are so grim in fact that they've left brussels questioning the benefits of a stared at the present of european commission declared on monday that europe's drive to slash spending has reached its limit and while there have been worrying signs of public unrest fresh protests have been held across the eurozone with
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official polls showing distrust toward e.u. institutions has more than double paul how it will from the newly launched old. turn of the for germany party says that repeat a blunder leaders have left little room for optimism. in the governments and the european union especially in the euro states has done such a lot of things wrong and has misused the treaties we made and which we. kept all the time that there is no face. in our experts to stabilize already even to defeat the crisis my prediction is that we try again you know to. european you must do it the german way but the other countries especially in southern europe have to find their own their own to what they want most important to is to get back to the old currency i think this country's all that's on their own they have to manage their problems for their own country and the troika has the tools especially
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not internationally the two it could help countries like portugal spain or greece. now whether you are a crisis raging on the clamor to join a union is dying down coming up after a short break we turn to a success story in iceland where the opposition is poised to win the general election void by its and european message. steve theater and maybe a second to be money in stevia to which is both a cultural contemporary i don't take no logic east of the auditorium so join me tomorrow must say honored c m a the second as we bring you the glitz the glamour and the best of the best in the performing arts trying. to. speak your language. programs documentaries and spanish.
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there's a little eternity of angola's stories. here. to find out more visit eye to eye on the tivo it's called. welcome back you're watching our teen hour one hundred one time a bay detainees are now officially on hunger strike and that's the latest number recognized by the u.s. military and it's almost doubled over the past week but the figure is still far
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lower down the side than cited by the detainees attorneys they believe as many as one hundred thirty people are taking part in the progress well that's out of one hundred and sixty six prisoners held in the detention center as you can see on the chart here about twenty purse twenty people are now being force fed via nasal tubes which is said to be an extremely painful procedure and five have been hospitalized although porting to prison authorities their conditions are not life threatening while the strive began to protest intrusive searches and the mishandling of korans but law professor jonathan hafetz believes the true reason is deeper than that. the hunger strikes as military officials themselves have acknowledge are triggered at bottom by the system of indefinite detention and the prolonged but no course aeration without trial the way forward is to and
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a system of indefinite detention to repatriate individuals who. are not could be charged with crimes and the the few that are going to be charged should be put for a court and given a trial a that's the that's the only way forward that's the only long term solution to the problem otherwise we're going to continue to see hunger strikes. continue to happen things will continue to happen unless the us puts. puts these measures into place this morning and it's just it's just politics that are politics and a lack of political courage a lack of commitment to principles of the same party that saw that oversaw island iceland's economic collapse in two thousand and eight are now poised for a spectacular return to power the euro skeptic in a pants party as why the most votes and is now expected to form a ruling coalition the opposition's victory though is likely to put an end to talks in iceland's accession talks with the european union and the island nation was
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desperate to join in the aftermath of its financial collapse but enthusiasm has since waned reykjavik as seen widely as a textbook example of efficient recovery and l. happens without any major astaire he cuts dr stephen mccarthy from a burning in city university believes iceland's in a pan's from the e.u. is actually helping it to recover. there was talk about joining the e.u. but i think that that's so the question that they realize that the best structure for recovery is to remain isolated or to sort of to be independent europe does not offer salvation i mean what iceland is the fact that it's in rhodes who serves on the edge of the world i mean it's in the sort of the it's an isolated nation. and indeed is an island and so it's effectively as we've seen in this country it stuck its fingers up at the world and so we're not giving your your money back home what can you do short of invading iceland which was never on the agenda it has been able
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to sort of to look to its own sort of look after itself if you like for european economies much more into linked into europe iceland is not and so what he's been able to do is to sort of concentrates on reinvents and sort of things it's good up . in this industries. now more than two hundred people have been killed across iraq this week in a series of bloody sectarian attacks one of the deadliest took place in how we journey or the northern city of kirkuk on tuesday when an intense firefight broke out a security forces raided a sunni anti-government protest camp the clashes stoked anger between sunni and shia muslims that alice warned could drag iraq into civil war president nouri al maliki said on saturday that violence in neighboring syria is fueling religious tensions are just music and it has been taking a look at how the first attack swept across the north of the country. iraq is
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a country that is divided into three major areas you have for example over here this is the largely sunni provinces over here is the semi autonomous kurdish region below which are certain disputed areas and this is the largely shiite area of iraq now the incident the latest wave of violence really began new york your cook this is close to the town of her wheelchair where. demonstrators have been camped out for several months now on tuesday things came to a bloody boiling point when government forces had raided the area the government says that the protesters had opened fire the demonstrators meanwhile say that these security officials are the ones who opened fire first and news of the attacks there in the region had spread very quickly and that's what's behind this latest spate of violence we saw attacks in mozo in other areas north of baghdad in the anbar province and people feel that this was perhaps retribution perhaps basically just the straw that broke the camel's back with essentially largely peaceful
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demonstrations turning into now violent escalations and expressions of outrage from these protesters say that unless there's a change in policies they're not going to stop coming out they're not going to go back to their homes and stop these demonstrations and the impetus for this violence right now has been the physical clashes that took place and i don't really see a situation where the protesters will just say ok we're done we're going to go home now they want massive change now we need as top officer has called for more financial help from the e.u. in order to keep the alliance afloat has accused the bloc of getting a free ride with washington bearing responsibility for the majority of defense spending while nato has already suffered cuts amounting to forty five billion dollars which equals germany's entire military budget while the western alliance is popularity among european sold results nosediving is there a number in the blog has plummeted nato survival now depends almost entirely on
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u.s. spending which makes up almost samedi five percent of its budget. an activist from stop nato international says u.s. contributions to the alliance are a means of buying influence. the fact that the us is paying seventy five percent of the expenses of nato is not so surprising considering what the us gets out of the us purchase you know the political loyalties of countries and other conditions are for a moment just one thing that particularly those in eastern europe after the collapse of the socialist war the us recall twelve new members of nato in the post cold war period all incorporated into nato within one decade from one thousand nine hundred two thousand. and these are countries that have been forced to send troops into an act of war zone the individual armed forces of each nato nation are going to become less and less national more and more international more and more sort of subservient to brussels and ultimately to washington
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a more designed for expeditionary the adventure of such as those in libya afghanistan in the indian ocean in the mediterranean sea in the balkans and so forth to protect their own lives. i mean there is how website for a lots more news including the canadian government is considering topping up the state coffers by slapping a tax on bitcoins a renegade online current single gets the details on our team. and the laying it on fag nicolas sarkozy has been sending us president barack obama lavish gifts worth forty thousand dollars including a designer golf bag and crystal lamps find out what other gifts made it to the white house on our website. this week a fire broke out at night in a psychiatric ward outside moscow killing thirty eight patients and staff only three people made it out alive are going off was at the scene looking at the
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possible causes of the tragedy. it was around half past one in the morning when a nurse at that tiny psychiatric hospital in the village located around eighty miles away from moscow noticed smoke in one of the hallways she trying putting out the fires self but the flames were spreading too quickly so that of course we saw the front entrance catch fire we dashed forward and broke the door we saw one man line and cautiously we try to help others but there was too much smoke and we had to run away one view local saw was happening some of them rushed to the hospital to try to help with the fire was already too powerful for them to handle only two patients and that nurse made it out alive while dozens of others didn't and this is a psychiatric hospital and patients are given drugs investigators say you know that could be one of the reasons why so few people made it out alive they say that most of the others it's very likely simply were not able to wake up when the fire
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started due to the heavy medication and the problem is that the nearest fire station is located around thirty miles away from here that bad roads were the reasons why it took over an hour for the first rescue teams to arrive investigators say that some of the patients died from smoke inhalation but most simply burns to death in their beds. the nurse who worked that night is in stable condition in hospital but she is obviously shocked by this terrible and painful experience experts were already able to investigate the building where the fire took place and they say it's most likely that it started in the sofa backing up rumors that one of the patients could have left a lit cigarette on it. it's not allowed to smoke there most probably someone lit a cigarette ahead and it caught fire obviously right now many questions need answering there's lots of uncertain information and contradicting information as well but
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hopefully the ongoing investigation will help shed some light on the reasons behind one of the worst hospital fires in russia in years you've got this going off r.t. moscow region. well that brings us up to date here in our hand technology update is up next and go away. this is a mystery to see. him no this is not a fifty's beside fi movie slogan it is what a.b.c. news is trying to find out when they investigated how lean finally textured beef is produced this type of quote beef has become very widespread throughout fast food restaurants and supermarkets in the usa and has led to its south dakota based manufacturer posting profits in the hundreds of millions of dollars but so what's
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wrong with some processed before you might ask well the reporting showed that ammonia and other rough chemicals were doused on to the meat to kill equal i bacteria and make it safe for consumption although this product is for some reason legal the films about to create public backlash and many companies gave up ordering the mysteriously unfairly took should be ok while the mainstream media for once actually did something valuable for society and what did they get in return sued yeah the pink slime crew decided to sue a.b.c. news and forced them not to divulge their company's secrets as well as punish them for defamation against their product which led to profit losses and guess what they won the lawsuit well defaming products that on mass could destroy the health of millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion.
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hello and welcome to technology update living in our computerized world everything is driven by the push to be faster at the same time nowhere is this more evident than with the creme de la crim or supercomputers if you like the world's fastest from just a decade ago when even cracked the top five hundred today super computers are actually a part of our everyday lives even if we aren't aware of it for example at places like russia's main media or logical center these powerful machines are put to the test every day to cross.
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